World Malaria Day

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2020 Date25 April 2020
2021 Date25 April 2021
World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day History

World Malaria Day seeks to raise awareness about malaria, the serious and sometimes fatal disease that plagues most tropical regions. Malaria is transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito, found in most tropical regions of the world.

World Malaria Day was proclaimed by the World Health Organization. It is celebrated annually on April 25.

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World Malaria Day Facts & Quotes

  • The theme for World Malaria Day 2020 was End Malaria for Good.
  • Only the female Anopheles mosquito can transmit malaria. After the mosquito bites, it usually takes 10 days to 4 weeks to display symtoms of malaria.
  • Usually, the mosquito only bites between 9pm and 5am. Making a mosquito net over the bed is a very effective tool in malaria prevention.
  • There are over 100 species of malaria parasite, the most deadly being the Plasmodium Falciparum, found in Africa.
  • If we save people from HIV/AIDS, if we save them from malaria, it means they can form the base of production for our economy. - Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Nigerian Finance Minister

World Malaria Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Donate to a charity that provides mosquito nets for the poor.
  • Watch Living with Malaria, a documentary on scientists in Burkina Faso fighting Malaria.

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